If Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, Republicans have been pushing the idea that she might be too old for the office, the New York Times reports.
"The idea that we're at the end of her generation and that it's time for another to step forward is certainly going to be compelling," GOP strategist Karl Rove told the Times.
The former first lady, secretary of state and senator will be 69 by the next presidential election, while most of the potential Republican candidates are in their 40s and 50s.
"She's been around since the '70s," Romney 2012 chief strategist Stuart Stevens said at a recent breakfast with reporters. At a conservative conference earlier this year, Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky called the 2016 Democratic field "a rerun of The Golden Girls," The Times reports.
Playing off of the song that was the the theme of her husband Bill's campaign, "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, told a Washington audience recently: "If you want to keep thinking about tomorrow, maybe it's time to put somebody new in."
Making an issue of Clinton's age, Democrats warn, may have its perils.
"They would go to that place at their own risk," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told the Times. "Age is like art. It's a matter of interpretation."
Via New York Times